The Golden State Warriors remain alive in the NBA Finals after seizing a 106-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors in Game Five on Monday, June 10, at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada.
Stephen Curry scored 31 points and Klay Thompson added 26 points for the Warriors to extend the Best of Seven Finals series to Game Six and secure another game in their home-court, Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
Kevin Durant, who missed the previous nine games of ther Golden State due to a strained calf, finished with 14 points before he limped out of the court after seemingly injuring his lower right leg again.
Draymond Green registered 10 points and 10 rebounds for the defending champions.
With less than five minutes left in the game, Kawhi Leonard made back-to-baskets for the Raptors to take the lead, 98-95 before Curry and Thompson made three straight three-pointers for the Warriors to regain control, 106-103.
A lay-up from Toronto’s Kyle Lowry, who finished with 18 points, reduced the point gap to one, 106-105.
Raptors had the chance to grab the win and end the Finals series after DeMarcus Cousin got called for an illegal screen but Lowry missed the game-winning shot.
Leonard finished 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors who still needs one more win to get their first NBA title.
The Warriors will attempt to get their third win and tie the Final series during Game Six on Thursday, June 13.